Friday, September 5, 2014

Update


First I want to thank everyone for your concern, comments and prayers. It's appreciated so much. I just haven't had the energy or ambition to respond to comments individually. I've also been doing some reading to keep up with all of you but have backed off on the commenting because my brain just can't think of anything worth saying.

Duke was back at the vet Thursday afternoon as she wanted to redo an EKG to try and get a better reading. She doesn't feel that there is any abnormalities with his heart and although she's investigated other possibilities she's still sticking with her diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia. At this point it's just a matter of finding the right combination and dosage of medications to get him better. He hasn't been eating at all but last night he did have a little bit of chicken broth and a small piece of a treat. He looked at me like I lost my mind when I was jumping for joy over the fact that he was eating a treat :)

I'll try and update you again over the weekend and hopefully with positive news.

27 comments:

Ginny said...

Is he at least drinking? How old is Duke anyway? I love this picture of him and how he is laying. At least broth will give him some liquid. Poor little guy.

Duni said...

Oh Duke, keeping you in my prayers. Feel better soon!! Hugs to your Mom.

Ann Oon said...

oh Dukeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... we are sorry we have not been visiting. Hope you are on the mend. Lotta hugs and kisses for you lil guy. Dommy sends some licks too. Get well soon buddy.

Connie said...

Dear Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Duke. He is in my prayers.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...He ate a bit!! I'm so pleased to read this bit of news. I just hope soon he'll be his ol' self again and a happy, happy, dog!!

Donna said...

Oh bless his heart! Have you tried plain old Amoxicillin ? Has pulled my babies out of almost Everything over the years...good stuff!
Sending prayers!
Hughugs

Out on the prairie said...

Tough to have your baby sick

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Sending Golden Healing Thoughts to DUKE. Feel Better Soon. Golden LOVE n Woofs

Lin said...

C'mon Duke!! That's a good sign that he ate even a little bit! I sure hope they get this sorted out quick--I'm worried about my dog friend.

Let's hope for full-blown eating this weekend, buddy!

Donna said...

I sure hope he gets his health and energy back! Big hugs for Duke!!!

Sandra said...

prayers for Duke and for you to... hope he is eating a treat as i type... or his food...

Grace said...

So hard when our fur friends aren't feeling well - here's hoping the doc got it right this time...

Sharkbytes said...

Poor Duke- take care and hope he's feeling much better soon. And you too! Love your school pic at Duck and Wheel

Sandee said...

Duke, you have to get better. You have to. You're my favorite buddy and when you're not feeling well I'm very sad.

Continued prayers and tons of healing scritches. ♥♥♥

BeadedTail said...

We're jumping up and down too! Hope Duke feels better soon! Sending lots of get well purrs!

Molly Smith said...

So glad to read that Duke did eat something last night. I know you are exhausted and worried. Thanks for the update. hugs xo (don't respond to any of my posts, I know you see them :o)

A Quiet Corner said...

You know how I feel about that little nibble!!!...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

Awe he's so cute - I hate that he is sick. Hope he gets the right meds really soon.

Jille said...

Dearest Duke, we will keep praying and you will keep getting better. Quite simple when you think about it. ♥

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh Ann, I am so sorry that Duke is still not well. The 'not knowing' is the worst part so hopefully your vet will have a definitive diagnosis and treatment for him very soon. Healing energy and positive thoughts still flowing to Duke. {Hugs}, Deb

Sheryl Hastings said...

Oh, poor Duke! I don't like the sound of this. Please keep us posted. It's been two days since your last post, hopefully he's on the road to recovery now.

Betsy Adams said...

I have been thinking about you --and about Duke. I know you are worried and I certainly understand. Bless his heart... You and your Sweetie are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

He has been drinking? It's a good sign that he ate something. I've been thinking of you both and will keep you both in my prayers.
hugs to you both!

crafty cat corner said...

OMG, I havent' been keeping up with post lately, so much going on and have just read this post. I'm sure you are frantic with worry.
I do hope all is going to be okay, he's such a lovely little boy.
Lets hope the next post is a positive one.
Lots of hugs to you both
Briony
x

Marg said...

Oh Duke, we sure hope you get all better really soon. We sure send lots of purrs and some woofs and some hee haws too.

Reeni Pisano said...

Duke! We're yelling at you! In a nice way. Get better! We love you!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh yes, we also lose our minds in joy when one of our critters starts eating their treats again.

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